There are several keys to the success of our program that differs from other therapeutic environments. The first is philosophy. We are of the opinion that no one is willingly unsuccessful. Children, even very young children can and do hit road blocks. Part of our job at About Kids is to assist in determining what is getting in the way of a child’s success. Then we work to develop a plan that provides opportunities for your child to learn to navigate around their trouble spots. We teach problem solving skills that last through a lifetime.
The second key to the success of our program is parent support. Raising kids, while one of life’s great joys and most important jobs, can be much more challenging than we ever imagined. Not only can a child’s behavior frustrate us, realizing that we don’t know what to do about it or that the things that we try don’t work can lead parents to feel inept. We know that you are the expert on your child, so we listen carefully to your concerns. We assist you to establish a clear destination and set up a road map that supports the unique needs of your child. Then we help you stay on track.
The third key to our success is the variety of techniques and methods we utilize to help kids and adolescents who are have problems with emotions or behaviors. Since kids do not easily talk to adults about their troubles, we provide a setting in which they can safely express disturbing thoughts and feelings in play and be helped to understand and deal with them. In addition to individual, family, and parenting sessions, we offer group therapy. These modalities may be recommended in combination to obtain optimal results.